Leicester post-rockers Maybeshewill return with their fourth album this month. Here's our verdict.
It’s fair to say that post-rock is, by and large, not a genre that’s generally associated with positivity. With that in mind, the fourth album from Leicester’s Maybeshewill is almost relentlessly upbeat, and a pleasant surprise. Huge swathes of the record combine shimmering major key piano with glossy electronic flourishes and scattershot percussion in a genuinely uplifting manner. That this very rarely descends into a more morose affair is testament to the compositional skills of the Leicester five-piece, and while it might leave your average post-rock fan will crave a bit of misery, ‘Fair Youth’ is an undeniably engaging listen.